Oh goodness, life really has been crazy lately, I had full intentions of making this long sappy post of how life is unfair and blah blah blah, but when I opened up blogger I thought "you know what? maybe your attitude is what is making your life so hard, maybe you need to listen to what God is telling you and just pull your big girl panties up and get on with it."
So I changed my mind, and I'm not going to do a woe is me post, because to be honest with you, I'm over it and I'm tired of it. Everyone (including me), says that life is what you make of it, you think negatively and negativity is what will come, you think positively and that is what you will reap.
I've been so caught up in my shortcomings and bad situations the past few months that I have allowed myself to change, and become someone I'm not and don't want to be. DONE, dusted, enough, let's get on with life shall we?
So as the kids have grown up, I've realize that a lot of things have changed and especially when it comes to certain celebrations, Halloween for example.
It's just around the corner, literally a few days away and I have not a single decoration in or outside the house. No pumpkins have been carved, no costumes had been planned, nothing and all because I just assumed that the kids are too old and don't want to do any of it. Then yesterday, the kids and I were talking and they both expressed the wanting of still celebrating Halloween and dressing up and getting candy and carving pumpkins.
If they want it, hey, I'm not going to say no, I will gladly go along with it, as it is it may just be the last time we do it, Jasmine is already 16 and Nicholas is 12.
We went to Walmart after Curt got home from work, and Jasmine picked out a cute costume. Nick on the other hand, does not want to dress up, he just wanted a pumpkin to carve. My baby boy is growing up.
As we were picking the pumpkins, Jasmine told me she was feeling kind of sick and light headed, and next thing I know, she's fainted. Let me tell you, there is nothing like watching your child drop to the ground, my heart jumped out of my chest, I'm so glad my husband was with us. She came out of it pretty quick.
This has now happened twice and both times have been because she doesn't eat. It's been a struggle with this child to eat properly, for a long time, years actually. If I don't force her to eat or remind her, she will go a whole day without really eating or drinking anything.
Now when I was a teenager I had a similar occurrence, I used to start feeling light headed and sick to my stomach and would either pass out or come close to it. I went to the doctor and he said it's common in teenagers and that my blood pressure/blood sugars were dropping fast and that I needed to always have something either sweet or salty with me so that when I began feeling like that I would quickly eat.
I think I have to start doing the same with Jasmine. She is tiny for her age, I mean, really tiny, she's not even 100 pounds and she doesn't eat much at all, so I'm pretty sure, actually my mother's instinct knows, she is not getting enough food, she is probably dehydrated and I'm pretty certain she is lacking in vitamins.
I'm going to have to start monitoring her food intake very closely and making sure she is eating something for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After that incident yesterday, I asked her what she had eaten all day and the answer was "5 little pizza rolls", and this was 5:30pm. Really?????
Miss Lola had also had a seizure the night before. She for some reason was down to having a seizure every 3 weeks, on the dot, and then we decided to do a little test with her and stop giving her the seizure medication because the side effects and the fact that it messes with their liver, was worrying us. The vet had told us, both in Idaho and here in Texas, that if they have one only seizure every month or 3 weeks, that a lot of pet owners opt to not medicate them.
We decided to try and she has done really well off the meds, matter of fact this seizure was exactly a month and a half from her last one.
That little face, she kills me with cuteness :)
Miss Bella is doing ok, she really has aged a lot the past few months and I feel awful. She is not in pain, but her back legs are really giving out, it doesn't stop her though she still tries to run around and do everything she's always done. Our goal is to keep her comfortable and give her as much love and attention as we can for whatever time she has left with us.
She is the sweetest pug ever.
We have been blessed with the most wonderful of pets, truly.
I wanted to show you two little goodies that I've been indulging in, naughtily indulging in and I really shouldn't but, come on.....
The Dipped Peanut Brittle is from Braum's and the Kahlua Chocolates is actually from Ross. Both divine, both so bad, but so good. You know we all deserve a little naughty indulgence from time to time though.
Right, so moving on to my latest crochet. I still have the scarf going, though to be honest I haven't done much on it.
This next project is something that I was really in the mood for and I loved the first one I made, I found it to be so much fun and such a simple, easy and quick pattern.
Yep, it's another Corner to Corner blanket. If you want to try your hand at one, and trust me, they are highly addictive, check out the pattern here. Scroll down on the page and there is also a video that shows you exactly how to do it, it can be a little confusing at first, but once you see the video you will understand and then it becomes one of those mindless projects that you can just work on at any time of the day without having to pay much attention to counting stitches etc.
Alright friends, I need to get off of here, it's almost 8am and I'm kind of hungry so I'm thinking it's time to refill my coffee cup and toast myself two slices of that Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!